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National Upcycling Day: From mending clothes to getting creative with cardboard and more

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Monday is National Upcycling Day.

The idea is to take something that would otherwise end up in the dump and reuse it differently.

A few local supporters of upcycling here in Toledo said it’s beneficial in numerous ways and helps as we face rising inflation.

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FilmToledo: Local casting call announced for 20th Century Studios project

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Have you ever wanted to be in a film? Now you can – at a Hollywood of the more local variety.

Northwest Ohio’s official film commission, FilmToledo, announced a casting call Saturday on behalf of 20th Century Studios, which plans to film at the Hollywood Casino for an upcoming project. No experience is necessary, FilmToledo said, and the call is only for non-speaking roles and stand-ins.

According to a press release from FilmToledo, an open call for talent will take place at the casino at 1968 Miami Street on May 17 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. In a social media post, FilmToledo said interested persons who can’t make the open call can submit their audition online here.

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Metroparks Meetup: 15,000 trees being planted across Toledo

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Over the next few days, 15,000 trees will be planted across the city. They are working to reforest open areas in some of the parks around town.

This tree-planting operation is just the start of a big initiative and the city of Toledo.

“The contractors are working to plant some of these trees, we also have our forest service crew, and we’re also working with some Metroparks volunteers doing some planting here,” explained Jay Wright, Director of Conservation Science for Metroparks Toledo. “We have people staking the trees, digging the holes for the trees, putting the trees in, and then putting tree shelters around the trees to protect them from deer browsing.”

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Here’s where you can recylce your solar eclipse glasses

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The total solar eclipse showed its beauty and left witnesses breathless with its extraordinary prowess. Now with the eclipse over, some people are wondering what they should do with their glasses. Some might want to throw them away, while others might keep them as souvenirs.

If you are wondering what to do with your glasses, local organizations are encouraging you to recycle your glasses.

You can drop off your solar eclipse glasses to the Imagination Station through April 18 and they will donate them. The Imagination Station donates the glasses to Astronomers Without Borders, an organization that donates glasses to countries where an eclipses may be occurring soon. The glasses are then distributed to people who need them to view an eclipse safely.

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Hospitals preparing for solar eclipse

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Hospitals are preparing for the influx of visitors headed to Northwest Ohio to catch a glimpse of the total solar eclipse.

Shelves are stocked at ProMedica Toledo Hospital and extra staff are on standby for the total solar eclipse.

Vice president of medical affairs for the metro hospitals of ProMedica, Dr. Brian Kaminiski says they started working on the solar eclipse plan last year.

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Public invited to free eclipse viewing party at BGSU

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With less than a week left until the total solar eclipse, Bowling Green State University is offering a watch party that it hopes will educate and entertain the community.

The public is welcomed to visit Doyt L Perry Stadium on Monday, April 8 to watch the total solar eclipse.

Andrew Layden, a professor and chair of the Physics and Astronomy Department at Bowling Green State University, said the day will be full of planned events for the community to enjoy.

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Fun ways to watch the total eclipse in central Ohio

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A once-in-a-lifetime solar eclipse is just one week away and if you haven’t already made plans, it’s time to start.

Why it matters: Opportunities to stand in the shadow of the moon are few and far between on this planet.

Don’t let earthly troubles like traffic and insane crowds stand between you and the path of totality.

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University of Toledo planning free eclipse viewing party at the Glass Bowl

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We’re just under two weeks away from the total solar eclipse and the University of Toledo is making sure you don’t miss out on history by offering free admission into the Glass Bowl between noon and 4 p.m. to view the celestial event.

The university will also offer free parking and free eclipse glasses while supplies last, educational information, music and food trucks.

But the public doesn’t have to wait until the day of the eclipse to dive into the science behind it. Outfitted with a state-of-the-art digital projector, special programming at the Ritter Planetarium will explain the geometry and history of the total solar eclipse.

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April 8 Solar Eclipse: Where to Watch in Ohio

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With the total solar eclipse on April 8 fast approaching, Ohio is making preparations ahead of the anticipated surge in tourism. Communities across the state are hosting various events and activities to commemorate this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. From Akron to Sandusky, and from Toledo to Westerville, excitement continues to build up.

The Akron Zoo, Akron, will be hosting an event called “Total Eclipse of the Zoo” from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Here, visitors can choose from many activities to enjoy, such as crafts, education stations, and even a NASA broadcast. The main library will also be hosting outdoor watch parties and indoor NASA live streams between 12 p.m. and 4 p.m.

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Solar eclipse ambassadors visiting four counties to educate public ahead of April 8

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There are 18 days to go until the total solar eclipse on April 8. Before the big day, the Imagination Station wants help the community prepare for the once-in-a-lifetime event.

More than 100 ambassadors with the Imagination Station, downtown Toledo’s science center, are traveling through Lucas, Wood, Hancock and Monroe counties to host information celebrations and educate the public.

The ambassadors are equipped with eclipse kits that include resources and activities to host the events on their own across the region.

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